SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – A tradition of helping others that began more than 40 years ago continued today at the Springfield Jewish community center.
22News looked in on the 2014 Super Sunday Campaign.
At the Jewish Community Center, dozens of volunteers spent Sunday morning on the phone, reaching out to western Massachusetts Jewish community to support agencies that help Jewish people here in the Pioneer Valley and across the globe. It’s a mission that keeps these volunteers coming back year after year.
Sharon Cohen of Longmeadow told 22News, “The spirit in the room is tremendous, there’s excitement about the mission that we have raising funds for all sort of Jewish needs around the world so its very easy to be enthusiastic about for me and this comes through with the telephone calls.”
And the people they call respond making it possible for these annual Super Sunday telethons to raise more than one hundred thousands in just a few hours to do good work.
“Relocating some from the former soviet union where we’ve done a lot of good work that we do and I believe in helping others, If you can give back you should give back,
said Liora Kaplan of Longmeadow.
While the grown ups worked the phones, children were also doing good work, creating beds and blankets for dogs and cats waiting to be adopted at Western Massachusetts animal shelters.
The children said when they’re old enough they too want to raise money for worthy causes on future Super Sundays.